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In Topic: Capsaicin vs. pain neurotransmitters - Calling all chile alchemists

18 November 2017 - 11:21 PM

Two more treatments done for a total of eight. Since beginning treatments in February, I'm very well pleased. Results are consistent with strong relief in the beginning that tapers off slowly through week 5 and done by the end of week 6. And way done by week 7. The treatment today was near the end of week 7 and it sure feels good to have zero pain and a nicely toasted back. I think we would do well to play with a shorter treatment intervals.


The recent treatments are all emu oil with the capsaicin initially dissolved in ethanol. For the next batches I'll lose the alcohol because it seems to greatly increase the volatility of the capsaicin causing more powerful fumes. Not comfortable for my wife doing the application.


I think before long I'll try DMSO to learn if it may carry the capsaicin deeper. That's probably the key for best mileage.


I won't have any updated info or opinions from my doctor until January.

In Topic: Moved to Guadalajara, Mexico. What should I expect from my grow?

17 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

We sold our house in California and moved to Mexico.


You lucky dog. Are you down by Chapala?


In Topic: Dave's Ghost Sauce - Must Refrigerate?! :-[

08 November 2017 - 08:11 PM

Thank you guys. Just ordered a bottle. Reviews say that it's one of the best values out there. I hope it can compete with my ghost pepper favorite from Melinda's.


I like Dave's a lot better than Melinda's. Dave's Ghost is good and a little hotter than Dave's Scorpion but the Ghost has more extract taste.

In Topic: [2017] If you could only grow one pepper.. which would you select?

04 November 2017 - 09:31 PM

A yellow one.

In Topic: How early is to early to start growing?

27 October 2017 - 08:55 AM

I started my first seeds late in November last year. Those plants started giving me pods early in July.